As the commercial spyware market continues to grow, public and private sector organizations are considering all their options - from financial sanctions to a complete global moratorium.
QuaDream's spyware has been used in hacks against journalists, political dissidents and non-government organization workers in North America, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Google's Threat Analysis Group has exposed a new exploit framework called Heliconia that may have been used to exploit zero days in Chrome, Firefox, and Windows.
Researchers from Google and Citizen Lab urged Congress to use intelligence agencies, diplomatic, and economic means to pressure commercial spyware vendors such as NSO Group.
Citizen Lab researchers disclosed two separate operations where the Pegasus spyware was deployed, including one against official UK government networks and another against 65 Catalan individuals in Spain.